Sunday, May 11, 2014

So How's the Book Going, Part 5

It's still not going anywhere at a remarkable speed. I had hoped to have the first draft completed by May but that ain't gonna happen. So failing to accomplish this goal is yet another in a series of spectacular failures that make up my life.

The  main wall I've hit with the book is the matter of money. My taxes were astronomical. I've working like a fiend in order to put some money in the bank so I can take some "time off" (ha ha) and work on the manuscript. The only problem is that on those days when I'm not writing for money, I'm absolutely shattered. On my "days off" I'm still working at taking care of the pets and my Mom. On my "days off" I usually have to:

  • Make all the meals
  • Drive Mom to her various doctor appointments
  • Do at least one load of laundry
  • Do the grocery shopping
  • Go to post office
  • Walk the dogs
  • Do the washing up
  • Clean up all the dog poop in the yard
  • Unclog the toilets
  • Etc.
I did manage to read Publishing E-books for Dummies and am not completely surprised that my hundreds of pages long uncompleted manuscript is all in the wrong format. Just makes me want to get stoned on Benadryl and curl up under the covers with a pile of books that other people somehow managed to get published.